Comedian Jimmy Carr reveals he has become a first-time father in secret

By Sara-Aisha Kent

Funnyman Jimmy Carr has revealed he has become a first-time dad.

The joker, 48, is said to have welcomed a tot two years ago with his partner Karoline Copping, 46, and shared the news with during a gig the O2 Academy Brixton in South London, The Sun report.

The publication report that the 8 out of 10 cats host shared the news as he performed sick jokes about abortions and comas.

It seemed to come to light that he was a dad when he teased: "I had to tell my little boy he’s adopted.

"I mean, he isn’t, but the look on his face. I said, ‘No, no, no, you were adopted, the new family is picking you up tomorrow.’”

The outlet add that he told the audience: "We’re having a gender-reveal party for our kid but we’re going to wait until he’s 21 just to be sure. With some babies you can’t tell, is it a boy or an ugly girl?"

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 04: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Jimmy Carr speaks on stage during Amnesty International's Secret Policeman's Ball at Radio City Music Hall on March 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Amnesty International) (Getty)
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Jimmy has been seen out and about pushing a pram on several occasions since 2020 but has never previously confirmed that he is a dad.

The Mirror have contacted a rep for Jimmy Carr for comment.

Joker Jimmy and sweetheart Karoline have been dating for 20 years.

Karoline is the commissioning editor for Channel 5 and first met Jimmy at an audition - after that, they went on a date and the rest is history!

The star is in a relationship with Karoline Copping (NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Jimmy has been seen out and about with a pram on several occasions (MJ-Pictures.com)

Last month, Jimmy said he fears being "cancelled" after the lockdown ended and prepared to return to joke telling.

Appearing on The Jonathan Ross show, he told the host: "Not being able to go out there and do what we normally do has been a challenge.

"They’re talking about June 21st – I’ve got gigs booked in from June 21st… god willing, that would be a return to normality… I think I’ll probably get cancelled, I’ll be a bit giddy and over excited. I’m a dab hand at it now."

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